Volcano with abandoned houses in foreground

The VP2MUW DXpedition – Montserrat 2018

I’ve spent the last week with Rob M0VFC and Dan M0WUT on a DXpedition to Montserrat as VP2MUW. This post is part-diary, part-informative for anyone who wishes to follow in our footsteps. Travelling to Montserrat Montserrat’s main airport was destroyed by the volcano eruptions in 1997 and 2010. Today, there is just a small airstrip…

Mist hanging over a field with tents

RSGB SSB Field Day from G3PYE/P

This weekend saw the annual SSB Field Day event and once again I took part with the Camb-Hams at G3PYE/P. For the past couple of years, we’ve entered with a checklog because frankly life is too short for QRP and we got a lot more enjoyment from the contest by using an amp. This time,…

The great FT8 debate: my take

I’ve been pondering for a while about whether or not I should add my own opinions to the polemic about FT8, the now year-old digital mode that has taken the ham radio world by storm. A few things recently have convinced me that I should, which I’ll go into a little later in this short…